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Poster: S Travers Date: Nov 15, 2005 2:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

What in your opinions are some of the best Tarrapin Stations and Playing in the Bands on the Archive? Also really like the spacy guitar jams, any suggestions? Thank You in advance!! Just a note I am 45 years old and the first music I ever heard from the Dead was in abut 85 I think. The Quality of the tape was really poor and sadly the band was way out of tune. I thought what is all the hub hub about these guys are terrible!! Boy has the Archive proven me wrong! I now understand. Elvis,Ray Charles,Johnny Cash, so on there is only one in the span of all time,I feel The Dead are in a class all thier own, there is only one for the span of all time, and thank you to the Archive for making it possible for people like me to hear what it was all about!! What a gift!! Thank You

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-11-15 10:06:45

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Poster: Jellybones Date: Nov 15, 2005 11:13pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

Right now the Terrapin I'm stuck on is the opener for the Swing auditorioum 2/26/77 show (and the '77 tour I think!)... and its slinky funky and tight. Great Minglewood follows. Interesting Estimated too.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 16, 2005 1:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

First show I believe for both Terrapin and Estimated. Hot show!

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: Nov 16, 2005 9:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

Here's a couple earlier threads with lots of good selections:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=39711
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=32155

(general tip:if you enter any song in the forum search you will probably find many useful threads.)

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 15, 2005 2:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

best terrapin is hard. I will have to hold off on my verdict. But my fav playin is 8-27-72. love it love it love it!

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Poster: bonk Date: Nov 15, 2005 3:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

TERRAPIN STATION:I must say that 6-23-93 DEER CREEK is up there.Monsterous intro..GIVE IT A LISTEN!!!!!

This post was modified by bonk on 2005-11-15 11:18:14

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Poster: adroot02 Date: Nov 15, 2005 3:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

02-26-77 has pretty flawless versions of both tunes.

Lots of great Playin>Terrapin transitions out there.

Some of my favorites are: 12-31-85,03-19-77,05-17-77,11-30-79,and 05-07-80.

these are just a few and I'm sure you are about to get a ton of responses but these should get you going.

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Poster: US Blues Date: Nov 15, 2005 7:32am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

Terrapin Station: University of Vermont, 5.6.78. Jerry and Donna are both in excellent voice, the Wolf rings like a bell, and the ending jam is a Baroque minuet, Keith and Phil dance around Jerry's notes like court jesters. Oh and the transition into Playin is flawless, and Playin features one of the best post-1974 meltdowns the band played.

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 15, 2005 7:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

Is the sbd/aud composite the best source for this show?

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Poster: dwill1188 Date: Nov 15, 2005 4:46am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

i think terrapin may be one of the few dead songs where the studio version is the more intense than live. but that's just my opinion.....for a live one check out the terrapin station 3-disc box set from a 1990 show.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 15, 2005 10:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

The terrapin on "Terrapin Station" is awesome, with additional "movements" at the end. But the version on the So Many Roads box set is a more accurate example of how the song came to be played, and it sounds better than any version I've heard on here. As far as Playin'- 6-25-85 Blossom Music Center. It's my favorite and I like to suggest this show to everyone who's looking for a great Playin. It's the jam that makes this particular show.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 15, 2005 7:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

Agree fully w/the assessment of the Terrapin from the Live release of the same name...

For a grittier, LOUD and super-charged Jerry electric guitar monster jam at the end of Terrapin, and a great version overall, truck on over to 12-31-87 on the archive. It'll give you chills.

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Poster: Martin Q Date: Nov 15, 2005 11:13pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead Songs: Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band

11-6-79.... a great terrapin -> Playin.... :-)

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